||Includes all copier paper, coated paper, manila file folders and plain envelopes. No window envelopes or Tyvek- Fed Ex or Express Mail envelopes.
||All colored papers, card stock, window and brown Kraft envelopes, magazines, paperback books, colored file folders and any office type paper.
||Plain or colored. Colored inks is acceptable.
||Beverage containers. Please rinse out before disposal.
||Any plastic with the #1 or #2 inside the recycling arrows.
||Beverage Containers. No foil. Please rinse out.
Any questions regarding the recyclability of an item, please contact the Recycling Office at
||Most office supply companies will accept returns of toner cartridges when a reorder is placed. They can also be mailed back to the manufacturer. Save the original carton to use as a return mailer.
||Laboratory glass and chemical containers cannot be recycled as part of the University program. Please
use the specially labeled heavy cardboard boxes for beakers, pipettes and other lab glass. This glass must be disposed of as trash.
Chemical storage jugs and containers should be set aside for the Office of Safety and Environmental Management to collect. Please contact Safety at 7-7641 for information regarding this material.
|Household Hazardous Waste
and Laboratory Chemicals
||Paint, solvents, pesticides and other household hazardous waste disposal is handled through the Office of Safety and Environmental Management. Please do not pour any excess chemicals in sinks or floor drains.
|Computers and small electronics
||Computers and some other small electronics are federally regulated hazardous waste. Special handling and documentation is required for disposal of these items. Computers and small office machines in working condition are donated to various charities. Non-working units are sent to a federal facility for proper deconstruction and disposal. Any office or individual wishing to dispose of a computer will need to contact the Recycling Office to arrange a pick up. Prior to pick up the computer hard drive must be cleared and the C-drive reformatted. Also, non-working and working units must be labeled as such with a label firmly affixed to each component.
Once the above process is completed, a work order must be generated for the pick up of computer(s).
Contact Facilities Work Management at 7-3432 to arrange for pick up.
|Confidential Paper Recycling
||Papers of a sensitive or confidential nature are handled through a special contract with a shredding company. This contract is administered through the Recycling Office. The cost for the shredding is handled as a charge back to the office generating the request for shredding. Georgetown University receives a recycling tonnage notice for all papers sent to the shredder. For additional information,
call the Recycling Office at 7-2033.
||Georgetown Recycles, in cooperation with The Clothing Recycling Company, collects useable old clothing. Previously, this service has been available only during Move Out. Beginning later in 2002, there will be clothing drop boxes located around the campus. Donated clothing and shoes must be clean and useable. No old socks or undergarments please!